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    Default Convert whole number to number with decimal

    i've been trying to figure this out on my own but seem to be hitting road blocks.

    i have a column of numbers that we extracted from a database as whole numbers. for instance, 30 should be .30 and 100 should be 1.00. when i try to increase or decrease the decimal point it doesn't allow me to convert it to those positions.

    would any one have a tip of how i can easily convert this? there are over 2000 entries in my excel spreadsheet so to do it manually would take a lot of time/effort.

    thank you!

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    Welcome to the board.

    if numbers are in column A,
    you could but in B1 and fill down...

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    Default THANK YOU!!!

    That worked perfectly. Thanks so much!

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    Hi,

    alternatively without extra column
    type 0.01 in any cell
    copy that cell
    select the range to change
    rightclick: pastespecial
    select "values" & "multiply"
    OK

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